4 star free agents in the Cowboys range after cap surge

The increase in cap space could help the Dallas Cowboys fill several holes through free agency

Azeez Al-Shaair
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3. Marquise Brown, WR, Arizona Cardinals

Adding Brandin Cooks last year was a savvy move by the Cowboys' front office. Cooks, who has been an effective pass catcher for multiple franchises, gave them a great complement across from CeeDee Lamb.

It took them a while to see what Cooks brought to the table since they were force-feeding Michael Gallup early in the year but once they let the game flow naturally, Cooks turned into a weapon. He finished his first season in Dallas with 657 yards and eight touchdowns on 54 receptions. Looking ahead to 2024, they have to hope for more from him but they should also look to add more speed — while also exploring ways to move on from Gallup.

Adding someone such as Marquise Brown would go a long way as he would not only stretch the field with his 4.3 speed but they would be able to confidently replace Gallup as well. Brown was a former first-round pick out of Oklahoma and developed into a 1,000-yard receiver with the Baltimore Ravens. He was traded to the Arizona Cardinals in 2022 and hasn't been as explosive with 1,283 yards and seven touchdowns over the past two seasons.

He still has the talent to warrant a decent contract in free agency but he won't break the bank the way Mike Evans or Calvin Ridley could. With the new surge in cap space, Dallas would be able to find a way to bring him in and their offense would look much more dynamic with him joining the roster.